The roots of the ancient and distinguished German surname Junta lie in the province of Westphalia
. The name is metronymic in origin, deriving from the female personal name
for "of Judah." It is likely that the original bearer of the name was the child of a woman named Judith.
Early Origins of the Junta family
The surname Junta was first found in Westphalia
, where the name is thought to have first emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Volmarus filius
Junta, who was a resident of Basel in 1290. The young Junta family was instrumental in the development of medieval Westphalian
society, and played a major role in the early history of the region.
Early History of the Junta family
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Junta Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Jundt, Judith, Junth, Junta, Juntlin, Jüntlin and many more.
Early Notables of the Junta family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Junta family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Georg Jundt and his wife Anna Maria, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1731 with their four children; George Jundt, who was naturalized in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1761.